Re: Why is VMware Player 3 so slow with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?
Have you enabled VT-x/Virtualization/Hardware Virtualization or that in your BIOS? If not you need to do that in BIOS.
Now this is just my opinion:
I tried VMWare on Ubuntu about 2-3 weeks ago and installed Windows XP Pro with 1024MB RAM and what not. It ran slower than having XP Pro installed on VirtualBox 4.0.6, same specs.
Have you tried or would be willing to try VirtualBox? It's free, open source, supports USB with the extension installed, shared folders, etc.
Not saying VMWare is bad or that, it's just slow for me, my specs are:
AMD Athlon II X2 M300 (2.0GHz)
4GB DDR2 800 RAM
500 GB HDD
Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit
Where's [slooksterpsv] been? - I had Catastrophic partition alignment failure. I lost 90%+ of my data, and just now got it back fixed and working.